Mtb_ctlmBunny Hop

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My girlfriend and I are members of the Central Connecticut chapter of NEMBA (New England Mountain Biking Association). When I saw how much my local trails improved back in 2015 fro their work, I wanted to become a part of the organization and give back by helping build more trails. After helping build trails, I…
I’m commenting on the comments about respecting horse riders. I remember hearing from someone that horses also get spooked by bikes because of the hubs, especially if they are loud. Hub sounds mimic a rattlesnake rattle and horses might have a natural fear of that sound genetically.
I’ll have to vote for Trance music. No it’s not techno, and even bought many would place it into the “EDM” category, Trance was around way before that acronym.
I can tell you the most likely reason why Connecticut’s top trails changed. In my opinion, people purposely voted down Rockland Preserve to get it down on the list. Reasons: maybe people aren’t following TrailHUB and riding when they aren’t supposed to, or to relieve congestion. Rockland is the best singletrack system in the state…
Mtb_ctlm   on Apr 16, 2019
updated River Highlands State Park / Cromwell Creek conditions to Good
Love the fact that the 5010 can take tires up to 2.8 inches, if you so desired. But to me, 2.6 is the perfect compromise. And a fox dpx2 shock now, sign me up! But these bikes are $$$, especially after the s build. I'm pleased they added a reserve wheel option on the s…
Mtb_ctlm   on Feb 18, 2018
added a review of Meshomasic State Forest

The Mesh is the largest state forest in the state at about 9,000 acres. I have only ridden a minute...
Mtb_ctlm   on Jan 18, 2018
added a review of Rockland Preserve

This is a great trail system. Everyone raves about it with good reason. Plenty of technical sections for those who...
Mtb_ctlm   on Jan 18, 2018
replied to Sram vs Shimano...Can Shimano keep up?
Totally agree; last year there was a lot of bikes specced with slx and xt, many of those models at those price points now come with gx eagle. Shimano is taking their...
Mtb_ctlm   on Jan 18, 2018
replied to What was your first mountain bike?
I don't think I would even count my first mountain bike as a REAL mountain bike (Huffy whocareswhatmodelitwas). I consider my first bike as the one I currently ride, a 2013 Trek...
Mtb_ctlm   on Jan 18, 2018
started a topic: Sram vs Shimano...Can Shimano keep up?
<p style="text-align: center;">I've noticed most top bike brands these days have sram eagle xo1 or xx components on their top models. Very few brands are using shimano xt or xtr on their...
Mtb_ctlm   on Sep 24, 2017
added 2 photos.
Bridge on the yellow trail (Blow Hole Ravine)
Mtb_ctlm   on Sep 11, 2017
replied to Your best crash story
Yesturday I installed my race face chester pedals for the first time on my bike (I used them a week prior in a Santa Cruz demo event in MA). I knew they...

A truly underrated trail system, River Highlands (aka Cromwell Creek) is a unique place to ride. Nestled along the Connecticut...
Mtb_ctlm   on Sep 10, 2017
spec'd a bike: Trek Trek 4700 D
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